Emotional abuse breeds self-doubt. While attorneys are not therapists, we can still be supportive of what our clients are going through. That means, along with discussing legal strategies regarding whether a client ultimately leaves or stays in the marriage “for the kids’ sake,” let’s remember to truly help our clients feel heard and understood. It’s called validation.
Pollack, D. (2021, October 14). A victim of emotional abuse says, ‘I’m staying in the marriage for the kids’ sake.’ How do you respond?, New York Law Journal.
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